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Ladri di biciclette

A working man's livelihood is threatened when someone steals his bicycle.

Release On: 24th - November - 1948

Vote Count: 1501
Vote Average: 8.3/10


The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Fred C. Dobbs and Bob Curtin, both down on their luck in Tampico, Mexico in 1925, meet up with a grizzled prospector named Howard and decide to join with him in search of gold in the wilds of central Mexico. Through enormous difficulties, they eventually succeed in finding gold, but bandits, the elements, and most especially greed threaten to turn their success into disaster.

Release On: 15th - January - 1948

Vote Count: 707
Vote Average: 8/10


Rope

Two men attempt to prove they committed the perfect crime by hosting a dinner party after strangling their former classmate to death.

Release On: 11th - March - 1948

Vote Count: 1707
Vote Average: 8/10


The Three Musketeers

Athletic adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic adventure about the king's musketeers and their mission to protect France.

Release On: 19th - October - 1948

Vote Count: 84
Vote Average: 6.5/10


Key Largo

A hurricane swells outside, but it's nothing compared to the storm within the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco holes up - and holds at gunpoint hotel owner James Temple, his widowed daughter-in-law Nora, and ex-GI Frank McCloud.

Release On: 16th - July - 1948

Vote Count: 296
Vote Average: 7.6/10


Oliver Twist

When 9-year-old orphan Oliver Twist dares to ask his cruel taskmaster, Mr. Bumble, for a second serving of gruel, he's hired out as an apprentice. Escaping that dismal fate, young Oliver falls in with the street urchin known as the Artful Dodger and his criminal mentor, Fagin. When kindly Mr. Brownlow takes Oliver in, Fagin's evil henchman Bill Sikes plots to kidnap the boy.

Release On: 28th - June - 1948

Vote Count: 130
Vote Average: 7.5/10


Sorry, Wrong Number

Leona Stevenson is confined to bed and uses her telephone to keep in contact with the outside world. One day she overhears a murder plot on the telephone and is desperate to find out who is the intended victim.

Release On: 24th - September - 1948

Vote Count: 92
Vote Average: 6.6/10


Fort Apache

In John Ford's sombre exploration the mythology of American heroes, he slowly reveals the character of Owen Thursday, who sees his new posting to the desolate Fort Apache as a chance to claim the military honour which he believes is rightfully his. Arrogant, obsessed with military form and ultimately self-destructive, Thursday attempts to destroy the Apache chief Cochise after luring him across the border from Mexico, against the advice of his subordinates.

Release On: 14th - June - 1948

Vote Count: 201
Vote Average: 6.9/10


Call Northside 777

In 1932, a cop is killed and Frank Wiecek sentenced to life. Eleven years later, a newspaper ad by Frank's mother leads Chicago reporter P.J. O'Neal to look into the case. For some time, O'Neal continues to believe Frank guilty. But when he starts to change his mind, he meets increased resistance from authorities unwilling to be proved wrong.

Release On: 13th - February - 1948

Vote Count: 71
Vote Average: 7/10


The Big Clock

Stroud, a crime magazine's crusading editor has to post-pone a vacation with his wife, again, when a glamorous blonde is murdered and he is assigned by his publishing boss Janoth to find the killer. As the investigation proceeds to its conclusion, Stroud must try to disrupt his ordinarily brilliant investigative team as they increasingly build evidence (albeit wrong) that he is the killer.

Release On: 18th - March - 1948

Vote Count: 88
Vote Average: 7.3/10


The Red Shoes

In this classic drama, Vicky Page is an aspiring ballerina torn between her dedication to dance and her desire to love. While her imperious instructor, Boris Lermontov, urges to her to forget anything but ballet, Vicky begins to fall for the charming young composer Julian Craster. Eventually Vicky, under great emotional stress, must choose to pursue either her art or her romance, a decision that carries serious consequences.

Release On: 22nd - July - 1948

Vote Count: 356
Vote Average: 8.1/10


Red River

Headstrong Thomas Dunson starts a thriving Texas cattle ranch with the help of his faithful trail hand, Groot, and his protégé, Matthew Garth, an orphan Dunson took under his wing when Matt was a boy. In need of money following the Civil War, Dunson and Matt lead a cattle drive to Missouri, where they will get a better price than locally, but the crotchety older man and his willful young partner begin to butt heads on the exhausting journey.

Release On: 26th - August - 1948

Vote Count: 285
Vote Average: 7.4/10


Letter from an Unknown Woman

A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember. As she tells the story of her lifelong love for him, he is forced to reinterpret his own past.

Release On: 28th - April - 1948

Vote Count: 169
Vote Average: 8/10


The Naked City

The Naked City portrays the police investigation that follows the murder of a young model. A veteran cop is placed in charge of the case and he sets about, with the help of other beat cops and detectives, finding the girl's killer.

Release On: 4th - March - 1948

Vote Count: 145
Vote Average: 7.2/10


Macbeth

A Scottish warlord and his wife murder their way to a pair of crowns.

Release On: 1st - October - 1948

Vote Count: 95
Vote Average: 7.3/10


Easter Parade

On the day before Easter in 1911, Don Hewes is crushed when his dancing partner (and object of affection) Nadine Hale refuses to start a new contract with him. To prove Nadine's not important to him, Don acquires innocent new protegee Hannah Brown, vowing to make her a star in time for next year's Easter parade.

Release On: 8th - July - 1948

Vote Count: 83
Vote Average: 7/10


Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

An advertising executive dreams of getting out of the city and building a perfect home in the country, only to find the transition fraught with problems.

Release On: 25th - March - 1948

Vote Count: 111
Vote Average: 7.1/10


Los Tres Huastecos

This is the story of three brothers (a priest, a soldier and an outlaw) that are raised separately by their godfathers once their mother dies. They cross their paths again when the soldier and the priest move into two towns near the town the outlaw lives in. The drama will unfold once the three brothers meet each other.

Release On: 5th - August - 1948

Vote Count: 61
Vote Average: 8.3/10


They Live by Night

An escaped convict, injured during a robbery, falls in love with the woman who nurses him back to health, but their relationship seems doomed from the beginning.

Release On: 6th - August - 1948

Vote Count: 85
Vote Average: 6.6/10


Hamlet

Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Sir Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet continues to be the most compelling version of Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy. Olivier is at his most inspired—both as director and as the melancholy Dane himself—as he breathes new life into the words of one of the world’s greatest dramatists.

Release On: 10th - December - 1948

Vote Count: 142
Vote Average: 7.5/10